Comics feature some of the most recognisable villains in the history of pop culture. Everyone knows characters like The Joker and Doctor Doom because of their reputation or powers. There are memorable female supervillains as well, but few have been presented as having the level of danger that’s associated with characters like Thanos or Darkseid. A female supervillain who deserves to be placed in the same category as these heavy hitters is Granny Goodness.
As a general in Darkseid’s army and leader of the Female Furies, Granny Goodness is one of the most formidable supervillains to ever be created. I’m looking into why she has the potential to become a universe ending threat.
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Art galleries and museums are filled with paintings created by brilliant artists. People come from all over the world to see masterpieces that were painted centuries ago. Creatives like Van Gogh, Picasso, Warhol and Rembrandt have established themselves as famous artists. In the modern day, I’d argue comics have become the masterpieces of our generation. The history of comic art is still relatively new, but there’s been so much innovation. Continue reading “Why Comic Art Deserves To Be Immortalised In A Museum”
In recent years, podcasts have become a popular form of entertainment. They’re convenient and easy to listen to at any time of the day. One of my favourite podcasts to listen to is Talk Is Jericho, hosted by WWE wrestler Chris Jericho. What makes Y2J’s podcast so entertaining is the range of guests that he has on the show. One of the most interesting I’ve heard recently is the Marvel vs DC Megawar edition with special guest Reed Tucker. Tucker wrote a book called Slugfest: Inside The Epic, 50 Year-Battle Between Marvel and DC about the rivalry that exists between the two biggest comic publishers in the business and the stories are hilarious.
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DC has a diverse supernatural community, with Etrigan the Demon being one of the most versatile characters. Created by Jack Kirby in 1972, Etrigan has appeared in stories such as Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, Kevin Smith’s Batman: The Widening Gyre and Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing.
Kirby created the Demon after his Fourth World titles were cancelled, and though he had no interest in horror comics, he created Etrigan because DC demanded a horror character. Kirby was said to be annoyed The Demon #1 sold so well, which meant DC required him to do sixteen issues. Although Kirby never intended for Etrigan to become popular, the character has been around for a long time and The Comic Vault is looking into his history as part of October’s supernatural theme.
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During the 1960s and 1970s, comics were full of stereotypes, such as damsels in distress. When Jack Kirby created his Fourth World concept for DC, a character that went against stereotype was Big Barda. The wife of Mister Miracle, Barda was taller, stronger and more intimidating than her husband. The reversal of a traditional relationship was unheard of at the time, which made Barda stand out even more. The Comic Vault is taking a look into Barda’s history and what makes her such an awesome character.
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It’s no secret that Darkseid is one of the most powerful characters in comics. The Ruler of Apokolips has conquered everything in his path, so it’s only natural that his blood would have the same kind of power. Orion, the son of Darkseid, inherited his father’s dark nature. But unlike his father, he uses his powers to defend the weak. Orion’s struggle to manage his violent impulses make him an interesting character, and here’s a look into his history.
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